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‘Safe and Sound Waikiki’ ramps up district’s crime-fighting, social service effort

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                                Pictured is the dilapidated Kuhio Beach Pavilion No. 4. An increase in crime and homelessness in the area prompted a nonprofit to leave the pavilion.

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    Pictured is the dilapidated Kuhio Beach Pavilion No. 4. An increase in crime and homelessness in the area prompted a nonprofit to leave the pavilion.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mayor Rick Blangiardi pledged his support for the program. “We are joined in this endeavor. (Waikiki) is not a forgotten place,” he said.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mayor Rick Blangiardi pledged his support for the program. “We are joined in this endeavor. (Waikiki) is not a forgotten place,” he said.

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                                Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm spoke Tuesday during a news conference announcing the start of the “Safe and Sound Waikiki” crime reduction program.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm spoke Tuesday during a news conference announcing the start of the “Safe and Sound Waikiki” crime reduction program.

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                                Above, people relaxed along the beach in Waikiki on Tuesday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, people relaxed along the beach in Waikiki on Tuesday.

A new crime reduction program called “Safe and Sound Waikiki” kicked off Tuesday in Waikiki, where the community has been demanding an official response to a rash of high-profile violent crimes. Read more

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